Mums worried time squeeze is affecting children's health
Four in ten mums feel lack of time is beginning to affect their children's health, according to new research.
The survey of 2,000 mums, commissioned by Seven Seas Haliborange, found a fifth regularly resort to fast food to save time and one in ten offers their children with sweet treats to get them to finish their meals. The survey found more than one in 10 mums do everything in the home. Three in ten say they feel stressed most days and almost a fifth say they feel overwhelmed by their daily routine.
The poll shows women have developed a string of methods to squeeze more time out of the day, including buying convenience foods, freezing food to use later in the week and using jarred sauces instead of making food from scratch. Other time-saving methods include hanging up clothes instead of ironing them, writing names on clothes instead of sewing on labels and spraying deodorant in smelly shoes instead of buying new ones.